Spent quite a bit of time looking for bait last night before finally locating them. With the low water all the usual surefire locations were devoid of baitfish. What finally worked for us? Downstream of the dam you will want to position your boat at the pillar between the second and third tainter gate (the smaller ones) from the Illinois side. Go upstream as far as you are allowed, cut the motor and drift. Repeat as required. You will be in 30-40 ft of water here depending on exactly where you put the boat. I "tightlined" my net and sometimes (but not always) could feel them in it. Then I would close it up on them. When I didn't feel the skippies I just let the net go deep before retrieving. I know you aren't 'supposed' to be able to catch skippies in a net because they are too fast or something but it worked for me. My son tried the Sabiki with no success while I was throwing the net. Go get you some Skippies! As a SIDE NOTE: I want to say thank you to the guy in the nice shiny Weld Pro Boat with the Honda Outboard. Now that you have put the FIRST DENT in my new boat, the rest of the dents will come easier. You were my first, I will always remember you. You asked where the bait was so I motioned you over to tell you about the skippies. Read your owners manual, your new shiny boat has REVERSE. Please try this new gear the next time you are about to T-BONE a helpless boat that is at anchor. Really I am over it now, sort of. At least you apologized to me before you motored off into the setting sun.